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Arc Flash, Electrocutions, and Electric Shock Investigations

While we enjoy the modern conveniences that electricity provides in our daily lives, there lies a hidden danger and risk from improperly installed and maintained electrical systems, components, appliances and equipment that can cause property damages, injury or death in the form of an arc flash, electrocution or electric shock incident. YAES engineers have the knowledge, training and experience to evaluate all types of electrical system failures that cause arc flash, electrocution or electric shock incidents. Our experience in electrical failure analysis combined with our extensive knowledge of electrical safety codes (NFPA 70 and 70E) and our ability to identify critical physical evidence allows us to determine the cause of arc flash, electrocution and electric shock incidents. Commonly investigated electrical systems include electrical distribution systems (split-phase residential, three-phase commercial and industrial), overhead power lines, switchgear, busways, isolation switches, appliances, industrial equipment, HVAC equipment, medical equipment, marina systems and boats.

YAES services and investigations for arc flash, electrocution and electric shock events may involve:

  • Single and multi-family structures
  • Commercial properties
  • Industrial facilities
  • Government facilities
  • Marinas and boats
  • Improper grounding and bonding
  • OSHA standards for Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)
  • Contact with overhead power lines
  • Open neutral conditions
  • Design, construction and material defects
  • Detailed reports including scope of repairs and cause and origin
  • Evaluation of industry standards including both local and national building code requirements